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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The David C. Frederick Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.

Honors College hosts Changemakers in Art panels for Black History Month

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

The David C. Frederick Honors College hosted their three-part Changemakers in Art series last Thursday and Friday, with events in the Center for Creativity’s Understory in the Cathedral of Learning,...

A flier of Oleta Adams for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Lift Every Voice” event.

Roundup of Black History Month Events

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

In honor of Black History Month, The Pitt News has compiled a list of events occurring on campus and in the city that commemorate Black history and highlight the Black community in Pittsburgh. “Lift...

Panthers on Politics | Why we need ‘Black joy’ during Black History Month

Panthers on Politics | Why we need ‘Black joy’ during Black History Month

By Ben Pisano and Sinead McDevitt February 26, 2023
Civic Influencers fellow Ruby Scupp hosts a conversation with TPN staff and fellow organizers about the origin of Black History Month, “Black joy” and how students can support the Black community.
Clyde Wilson Pickett gives the opening remarks at “A Night of Celebration: Honoring the Heroes of Black Resistance” on Wednesday evening.

Pitt honors ‘heroes of Black resistance’ at Black History Month celebration

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2023
Pitt hosted “A Night of Celebration: Honoring Local Heroes of Black Resistance” on Wednesday evening to honor six Pittsburghers who have championed equality, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives in the city.
The Crown Culture club in Lawrence Hall.

Crown Culture club educates about beauty, history of Black hair

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer February 21, 2023
As Black History Month nears its end, students in Pitt’s Crown Culture club are hard at work. They are hosting workshops to educate others on the rich history behind Black hairstyles, as well as teaching members how to create those hairstyles on themselves and others.
Opinion | Dear PWIs, stop dismissing your Black students

Opinion | Dear PWIs, stop dismissing your Black students

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist February 9, 2023
Predominantly white institutions need to implement better resources and improve their treatment toward and for their Black students.
The logo of Black Built Pitt.

‘History is happening’: Black Built Pitt organizers reflect on project

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
The Black Built Pitt digital archive is the fourth installment of Pitt’s “Black Lives in Focus” initiative.
Opinion | Black History Month should be every month

Opinion | Black History Month should be every month

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist February 28, 2022
Every month should be Black History Month. I feel Black people should unapologetically show off their achievements every month.
A roundup of Black History Month events in Pittsburgh

A roundup of Black History Month events in Pittsburgh

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor February 10, 2022
Whether you’re looking to celebrate with music, a history lecture or indulge in some food, there’s something for you during Black History Month in Pittsburgh.
Actress Jurnee Smollett speaks to a crowd of Pitt students at “An Evening with Jurnee Smollett” hosted by the Black Action Society and Pitt Program Council at the William Pitt Union Wednesday night.

‘Good representation is essential’: Jurnee Smollett talks Black voices at PPC event

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2022
In partnership with Pitt’s Black Action Society, the Pitt Program Council hosted “An Evening with Jurnee Smollett” at the William Pitt Union Wednesday night.
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